JDSU's 40G transport module supports OTN multiplexing

AUGUST 17, 2009 -- The test equipment provider says the new functionality makes its T-BERD/MTS-8000 the industry's first 40G field tester to support OTN multiplexing.

AUGUST 17, 2009 -- JDSU (search Lightwave for JDSU) has incorporated new functionality into the T-BERD/MTS-8000 40G transport module. The T-BERD/MTS-8000 now supports 43G Optical Transport Network (OTN) multiplexing, removing one of the final impediments to using 43G circuits for carrier traffic interconnects, according to JDSU.

The test platform addresses fiber characterization, optical spectrum analysis, service verification, and troubleshooting needs, from 1.5 Mbps to 43 Gbps, in one platform. The 40G transport module also includes all T-BERD/MTS-8000 mainframe hallmarks, including a large, integrated touch-screen and user-friendly GUI in a rugged, compact, and scalable form factor.

"We are continually seeking new ways to help our customers simplify the reliable expansion of their transport networks," says Lars Friedrich, vice president and general manager in JDSU's Communications Test and Measurement business segment. "With the continued need for increased bandwidth, service providers can now rely on the JDSU T-BERD/MTS-8000 to deploy and troubleshoot 40/43G links for carrier interconnect and client-side applications instead of limiting the use of this high-speed technology to the core network."

The new functionality provides ODU multiplexing support, enabling service providers to test OTU containers within a 43G OTN circuit at service installation and generate test reports that verify service-level agreements.

Enabling peering service providers to test ODU1 and ODU2 containers across network-to-network (NNI) interfaces, the new features also deliver Intrusive Through Mode testing for both SONET/SDH and OTN rates for troubleshooting and characterizing circuits running at 40/43G. Intrusive Through Mode enables service providers to test how equipment connected to the other end of their highest-speed links reacts to and recovers from service disruption events. The 40G transport module features support for more than 35 different triggers for complete characterization and troubleshooting of high-speed, 40/43G SONET/SDH and OTN networks in the field.

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